F&M Cruises to Trio of Wins

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - Franklin & Marshall cruised to a trio of 9-0 victories over Smith, Vassar and Tufts in women's squash action on Saturday at the Pioneer Valley Invitational. The No. 17 Diplomats improve to 6-7 with the three wins.

The consistency from top to bottom of the F&M lineup was in full display on Saturday as the Diplomats took down No. 25 Smith, No. 24 Vassar and No. 21 Tufts without surrendering a game in any of the three matches.

The Diplomats maintained primarily the same lineup throughout the three contests, with the top-five of Morgan Smith (No. 1), Roxanna Mead (No. 2), Halley Cruice (No. 3), Chelsea Ross (No. 4) and Erin Golueke (No. 5) each recording three victories on the day.

Elizabeth Gatling notched a win at the No. 6 spot against Smith, before taking down her opponents against Vassar and Tufts from the No. 8 position. Katherine Perry picked up two wins for F&M at No. 6, while Krista Lancione (No. 7), Gabby Robinson (No. 7 & No. 9) and Tanya Arora (No. 8 & No. 9) also recorded two triumphs for the Diplomats. Stephanie Tzarnas also nabbed a win for F&M at the No. 9 spot against Smith.

F&M returns to the court for a pair of matches on Sunday against Wesleyan (Conn.) and Wellesley at 9:00 am and 10:30 am, respectively.

#17 Franklin & Marshall 9, #25 Smith 0

1. Morgan Smith (F&M) def. Clair Oblamski (SMITH) 11-2, 13-11, 11-3
2. Roxanna Mead (F&M) def. Jennifer Krain (SMITH) 11-4, 11-1, 11-1
3. Halley Cruice (F&M) def. Eunice Zhao (SMITH) 11-6, 11-9, 11-1
4. Chelsea Ross (F&M) def. Helen Queenan (SMITH) 11-3, 11-5, 11-6
5. Erin Golueke (F&M) def. Jaimi Inskeep (SMITH) 11-3, 11-5, 11-2
6. Elizabeth Gatling (F&M) def. Catie Blunt (SMITH) 11-3, 11-2, 11-4
7. Gabby Robinson (F&M) def. Elena Plesco (SMITH) 11-3, 11-9, 11-5
8. Tanya Arora (F&M) def. Szilvia B Kiss (SMITH) 11-6, 11-0, 11-6
9. Stephanie Tzarnas (F&M) def. Vivian Lee (SMITH) 11-5, 11-2, 11-7

Exh. Xizhu Zhao (SMITH) def. Ashley Strunk (F&M) 11-3, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9

#17 Franklin & Marshall 9, #24 Vassar 0

1. Morgan Smith (F&M) def. Libby Pei (VCW) 11-1, 11-3, 11-1
2. Roxanna Mead (F&M) def. Meg Taylor (VCW) 11-6, 11-3, 11-4
3. Halley Cruice (F&M) def. Nina Punukollu (VCW) 11-4, 11-6, 11-4
4. Chelsea Ross (F&M) def. Alexandra Bowditch (VCW) 11-2, 11-5, 11-1
5. Erin Golueke (F&M) def. Jill Levine (VCW) 11-5, 11-1, 11-2
6. Katherine Perry (F&M) def. Lisa Evans (VCW) 11-5, 11-8, 11-1
7. Krista Lancione (F&M) def. Sanam Khanna (VCW) 11-3, 11-1, 11-1
8. Elizabeth Gatling (F&M) def. Amanda Scott (VCW) 11-6, 11-3, 11-5
9. Gabby Robinson (F&M) def. Katherine Cornish (VCW) 11-4, 11-4, 12-10
Exh. Tanya Arora (F&M) def. Andrea Fahmy (VCW) 11-3, 11-0, 11-2

#17 Franklin & Marshall 9, #21 Tufts 0

1. Morgan Smith (F&M) def. Jessica Rubine (TUFTS) 11-4, 11-2, 11-3
2. Roxanna Mead (F&M) def. Mercedes Barba (TUFTS) 11-8, 11-3, 11-2
3. Halley Cruice (F&M) def. Paige Dahlman (TUFTS) 11-0, 11-4, 11-2
4. Chelsea Ross (F&M) def. Ann Bellinger (TUFTS) 11-7, 11-1, 11-4
5. Erin Golueke (F&M) def. Alyse Vinoski (TUFTS) 11-7, 11-6, 11-4
6. Katherine Perry (F&M) def. Ushashi Basu (TUFTS) 11-6, 11-3, 11-4
7. Krista Lancione (F&M) def. Hafsa Chaudhry (TUFTS) 11-6, 11-3, 11-4
8. Elizabeth Gatling (F&M) def. Desen Ozkan (TUFTS) 11-1, 11-1, 11-5

9. Tanya Arora (F&M) def. Caitlin Doherty (TUFTS) 11-4, 11-3, 11-7